Clarksville / West Columbia
Physical Therapy First
5005 Signal Bell Ln #202
Clarksville, MD 21029
|Monday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
- Neck & Back Injury
- Orthopedic Physical Therapy
- Sports Physical Therapy
- Pre / Post-Surgical
- Total Joint Replacement
- Machinal Spinal Traction
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue
- Mobilization (IASTM)
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Rheumatological Conditions
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
- Vestibular Disorders
Take a Look Inside Physical Therapy First in Clarksville
Physical Therapy First Clarksville Staff
John A. Baur, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Baur earned his Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine, with a focus on neuromuscular injury of the spine and orthopedic sports injury. In addition, he completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology, with honors, from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Baur is a board-certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). He completed an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) accredited fellowship training program in orthopaedic manual physical therapy and Dr. Baur is a fellow (FAAOMPT) of the prestigious AAOMPT.
Dr. Baur completed the Janet Travell, MD Seminar Series dry needling training program. This rigorous training in dry needling was instructed by internationally renowned physical therapist Jan Dommerholt and others, and concluded with a certification as a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT) through Myopain Seminars. He is a certified Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (OMPT), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and a certified Dive Medical Technician through the International Board of Undersea Medicine.
Dr. Baur is a former adjunct faculty member in orthopaedics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Science. He is currently a Clinical Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE) and Clinical Instructor (CI) for several physical therapy programs across the United States. Dr. Baur is a member of both the Orthopaedic Section and Sports Section of the APTA, and he has completed the numerous continuing educational courses instructed by many internationally renowned medical specialists.
Dr. Baur works at the Roland Park and Rosedale locations, where he specializes in outpatient orthopaedic and manual therapy spine care. For nearly fourteen years he oversaw the physical therapy care for the 400+ varsity athletes at Loyola University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Baur has an interest in treating afflictions of the spine and orthopedic.
Roy Bechtel, PT, PhD
Dr. Bechtel has taught orthopedic Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for over 30 years. He retired in 2011 as Course Director for the orthopedic Physical Therapy curriculum and is now an adjunct Assistant Professor, part time.
Dr. Bechtel has worked at New York University Medical Center, Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, and most recently the University of Maryland Medical Center, from which he retired in 2015 as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics.
Dr. Bechtel has taught numerous continuing education courses here and abroad, has published several scientific articles and a book. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).
He has earned the following degrees:
- BA – Urban Studies
- BS – Physical Therapy
- MA – Physical Therapy
- PhD – Biomechanics
Dr. Bechtel will treat patients at the Columbia/Clarskville location. He is out-of-network for all insurances and will not see patients with Medicare Insurance coverage.
Mark Boyland, PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Boyland received his Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies from D’Youville College of Buffalo, NY. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Dr. Boyland is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.
Dr. Boyland likes to empower patients to help improve their independence so they can feel confident in their ability to move and function. He has experience in treating a variety of populations especially those with chronic inflammatory conditions. Dr. Boyland utilizes myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and Instrument Assisted Tissue Mobilization and Cupping to provide pain relief, to promote better functional movement, and improved exercise tolerance.
Dr. Boyland enjoys eating to exercise and exercising to eat on a regular basis. He enjoys weightlifting and the occasional jogging as a way to stay active. But he generally enjoys staying physically active any way he can.
Bridget Collier, PT, DPT
Dr. Collier earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at High Point University in North Carolina. During her years in school, Bridget worked as a swim instructor and lifeguard.
During Dr. Collier’s doctoral training, she completed clinical rotations in multiple outpatient clinics specializing in sports, outpatient orthopedics, and balance disorders. Dr. Collier enjoys treating a variety of patients with a special interest in the youth athletic and active populations. Bridget believes in building a strong rapport with all her patients to enhance the rehabilitative experience.
In her free time, Dr. Collier enjoys spending time in the water, working out, and trying new restaurants with her friends. She also enjoys taking weekend trips to her hometown in Connecticut to visit family.
Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATC
Dr. Tice earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Delaware. He has also received a Master’s degree in Anatomy and Clinical Health Sciences, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Delaware. Dr. Tice is a residency trained orthopedic physical therapist and a clinical mentor in PTF’s Orthopedic Residency Program.
During his time at the University of Delaware, Dr. Tice has worked with various athletes across multiple sports from the youth to professional level. He also has experience working in physical therapy inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, Dr. Tice participated in research at UD’s Tendon Research lab assisting with improving rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon injuries.
In his free time, Tyler likes to stay active by working out, participating in recreational sports, and spending time with his friends and family.
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